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Outdoor Outreach’s 10 Principles for Getting Outside Responsibly During the COVID-19 Outbreak

During the COVID-19 pandemic we must do everything we can to protect one another, especially those most vulnerable to the virus. Outdoor Outreach encourages our community to get outside responsibly. Bottom line, we must all know and follow the official public health guidelines and do our part to stop the spread. OO will strive to stop […]
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Expensify to Reimburse Families In Need During Covid-19

Expensify, a San Francisco-based expense software for businesses will reimburse families that utilize SNAP during the covid-19 outbreak.Read below to learn how to apply for the reimbursement program:These are unprecedented times, and it’s inspiring to see communities rising to the challenge. However, not everyone has the resources to “shelter in place” especially the millions of […]
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Outdoor Outreach Launches Spring Leadership Cohort

Outdoor Outreach Launches Spring Leadership CohortOutdoor Outreach has expanded our programming to include a 12-week Spring Leadership Program cohort in addition to the highly successful summer intensive program, now in its 7th year.The Leadership Program provides opportunities for teens ages 16 – 20 to explore the world around them, challenge themselves, gain work experience, and […]
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20 Years. 20 Stories. | No. 20 with Brandon Sevilla

Brandon Sevilla shares his Outdoor Outreach storyOutdoor Outreach is home to me. It is where I can find my second family. Its a place where people are treated as equals and everyone gets a chance to explore the world they live in.  My biggest challenge when I started with Outdoor Outreach was trying new things. I […]
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20 Years. 20 Stories. | No.18 with Morgan Justice-Black

Morgan Justice-Black shares her Outdoor Outreach story“Outdoor Outreach for us as a corporate partner has two meanings. One, It’s an opportunity to engage our employees and their families to build stronger relationships with each other through outdoor activities where they have to work together. Second, the opportunity that OO provides to students to not only […]
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20 Years. 20 Stories. | No. 17 with Lawrence Vallejos

Gaining Access, Finding Passion“I’ve always wanted to be an outdoors person, you know, exploring nature, and doing adrenaline rushing activities, but the part of town that I grew up in, and the stereotypes I was exposed to, became the significant obstacles. As Nate mentioned, we don’t have much exposure to nature in Southeast San Diego […]
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20 Years. 20 Stories. | No. 14 with Deven Kosar

Deven Kosar on Being a Positive Influence for YouthOn Deven’s first trip paddle boarding with Outdoor Outreach, he felt like he was walking on water. He had always had an interest in the outdoors but never had the means to get outside. He loves sharing his connection to the outdoors and always tries to be […]
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20 Years. 20 Stories. | No. 13 with Jesse Delgado

Confidence through MentorshipJesse’s journey with Outdoor Outreach started on a Big Bear snowboarding trip in 2001, after which he became a senior instructor in the field. To him, Outdoor Outreach is a family and a support group for those who need it most. “Outdoor Outreach showed me that there was more to life than what I […]
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20 Years. 20 Stories. | No. 11 with Ivonne Santiago

Seeing Snow for the First Time with Ivonne SantiagoIvonne’s life has been colored by her undocumented status. She was constantly told no, that she had to stay indoors. “I would hear my friends making plans for the weekend knowing I couldn’t go along. I would also hear how excited they were to visit their families […]
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